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SS Junior Lake (Cubs)
Junior Lake, SS, Chicago Cubs: .331/.400/.484, 11 XBH (4 HR), 9 SB, 37/12 K/BB (36 G)
One of the game’s more frustrating prospects continues to, well, frustrate with a strong performance in the DWL; last 10 games: .297/.409/.486, 9 R, 2 HR, 3 SB, 13/6 K/BB.
Oscar Taveras, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: .303/.377/.475, 22 R, 12 XBH (4 HR), 16/13 K/BB (32 G)
Taveras is the Cardinals’ top prospect, not to mention the top hitter in the minor leagues, just doesn’t stop raking; last 10 games: .297/.386/.459, 4 XBH, 5/6 K/BB.
Rafael Ynoa, MIF, Los Angeles Dodgers: .364/.364/.636, HR, 6 RBI 4/0 K/BB (4 G)
Ynoa is enjoying a hot start to the DWL after posting an .889 OPS with 10 extra-base hits and seven stolen bases in 27 games.
Marcell Ozuna, OF, Miami Marlins: .221/.279/.471, 18 XBH (8 HR), 4 CS, 38/9 K/BB (36 G)
Even though he’s collected eight home runs in 36 games, Ozuna’s plate discipline has been ugly; last 10 games: .139/.139/.167, 12/0 K/BB.
Jurickson Profar, SS, Texas Rangers: .158/.238/.263, 2 XBH, 7/4 K/BB (15 G)
Nagged by a fatigued arm and shoulder, Profar’s playing time had steadily decreased over the last two weeks until he and the organization decided to call it a season following an 0-for-3 performance on Nov. 30.
Christian Bethancourt, C, Atlanta Braves: .245/.269/.306, 3 2B, 5/2 K/BB (19 G)
Making up for lost time after a broken left hand prematurely ended his 2012 season, Bethancourt’s bat is still lifeless; his lack of hard contact, plate discipline and inability to drive the ball with consistency definitely worries me.